Deploying Rails on Windows 2008 with IIS7 and mongrel

Developing applications is all about resources.  Do you have the developer tools, the frameworks, the databases, the web servers, the app servers, etc, etc, etc.  My entire career, I've been the kind of person who takes the best tool for the job that's available, but that's relatively painless to integrate into the current environment.  For example, when I'm doing ASP.Net web development I use Subversion rather than VSS 'cause its a vastly superior tool (as long as you have TortoiseSVN).   But that only works in a corporate infrastructure if its easy to implement.  If your organization has invested as ... more ...

AJAX url parsing on nested controllers in rails

So I've spent the last little while getting aquainted with Ruby on Rails.  My assessment so far?  What a brilliant collection of conventions.  But the number of times I've been missing an 's' or had one to many is rediculous in the extreme.  But it occurred to me that as I was getting along so well, that what convention means is consistency.  In software, you can't go down to the local software store and pick up a CMS that will integrate with your current enterprise.  But a plumber can go down to the local hardware store and pick up a ... more ...